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Last week Spotify released Wrapped 2020, a summary of the most streamed artists, songs and albums of the year, by listeners, both locally and globally. Following on from Wrapped, Spotify is sharing additional data on the most streamed artists and songs on gaming consoles in South Africa.

With more people staying indoors this year, unsurprisingly, there has been an increase in the number of people streaming music from their home devices, especially gaming consoles. The latest Spotify data shows that between 1 January and 14 November 2020, there has been a global increase of 55% and a local increase of 125% in gamers streaming Spotify through their consoles while playing the latest and greatest of their all-time-favourite titles – whether that’s exploring new worlds, fighting crime, or spying on super villains.

A breakdown of the top South African results is also included below.

The most streamed artist on gaming consoles in South Africa

1.      Juice WRLD

2.      Travis Scott


4.      Drake

5.      Pop Smoke

6.      DaBaby

7.      Post Malone

8.      Roddy Ricch

9.      Eminem

10.   The Weeknd

The most streamed songs on gaming consoles in South Africa

1.      ‘The Box’ by Roddy Ricch

2.      ‘Blueberry Faygo’ by Lil Mosey

3.      ‘ROCKSTAR’ by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

4.      ‘THE SCOTTS’ by Kid Cudi, THE SCOTTS, Travis Scott

5.      ‘Falling’ by Trevor Daniel

6.      ‘Toosie Slide’ by Drake

7.      ‘goosebumps’ by Travis Scott

8.      ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd

9.      ‘Roses – Imanbek Remix’ by Imanbek, SAINt JHN

10.   ‘HIGHEST IN THE ROOM’ by Travis Scott

Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com – to embed Spotify into a website – right-click on any playlist, go to ‘share’ and copy embed code.